Alignment of Governance and Leadership in Healthcare: Building Momentum for Transformation








Soma Stout, M.D., M.S.
Lead Transformative Adviser, former Vice President of Patient Centered Medical Homes
Cambridge Health Alliance
Executive Lead, 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Soma Stout, M.D., M.S. is Executive Lead of the Implementation Team for 100 Million Healthier Lives at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an unprecedented collaboration of change agents to improve the health and well-being of people, communities, and populations globally.

Dr. Stout is deeply committed to improving the health and well-being of underserved people and communities and has worked as a primary care doctor in the “safety net” for over 15 years. She has also worked in global health for over 20 years, in some of the most underserved communities in the world. Previously, she served as Vice President for Patient Centered Medical Home Development at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she led a whole system transformation that garnered numerous national awards for achieving breakthrough results in the Triple Aim of better health, better experience, and lower cost. In 2012, she was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader Award for her contributions to improving the health of the nation. 

She also directs the Innovation Fellows Program at Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, where she is helping to grow a generation of change leaders who can create the needed changes in health and healthcare, and continues as Lead Transformation Adviser at Cambridge Health Alliance. Along with her daughter, Shohini, she had the pleasure of founding Raising Peacemakers, a grassroots, parent-child program that helps children (and their families) develop the attitudes and skills to make a meaningful difference in the world.


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